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     It has been more than 30 years since I started my first job as an attorney in the bankruptcy and commercial law department at one of Maryland's largest law firms. After a few years representing mostly banks and financial institutions, I decided to pursue an independent path. Although I had no clients at the time, I hung out a shingle and started my own firm. I have never regretted this decision, which has led to a fulfilling practice providing legal assistance to individuals, families, and businesses - local, regional, and national.




     Over the years the focus of my law practice has evolved and now includes the following areas:

  • Medical malpractice, hospital and nursing home negligence. In these cases, I help individuals and families obtain fair compensation for serious injuries caused by the negligence of health care providers, including hospitals; skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes; physicians; nurses; podiatrists; and chiropractors. Click here for more information about this topic.

  • Commercial litigation and creditors rights. Click here for more information about this topic.

  • Bankruptcy and reorganization. This includes representation of debtors, creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy cases. My experience includes more than 10 years of service on the panel of approved bankruptcy trustees in Maryland. Click here for more information about this topic.

  • Insurance coverage disputes. These cases involve the wrongful denial or termination of disability, accidental death, and health benefits.



Krysztofiak v. Bos. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 424 F.Supp.3d 446 (D. Md. 2019)

Kim v. Nyce, 807 F.Supp.2d 442 (D. Md. 2011)

Juan Vanegas v. Board of Trustees of the Health & Welfare Fund for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 99 and 99A, 554 F.Supp.2d (D. Md. 2008)

Valerie Watson v. UnumProvident Corp., 186 F.Supp.2d 579 (D. Md. 2002)

James P. Koch, Trustee v. L. Lawton Rogers, 203 B.R. 385 (D. Md. 1996)

Paul Klebe v. MITRE Group Health Care Plan, 894 F.Supp. 898 (D. Md. 1995)

Robert Adelson v. GTE Corporation, 790 F.Supp. 1265 (D. Md. 1992)

Richard E. Lowry, Trustee v. Radio Parts Co., 125 B.R. 932 (D. Md. 1991)

Serra Builders, Inc. v. John Hanson Savings Bank, 128 B.R. 615 (Bankr. D Md. 1991)

Richard E. Lowry, Trustee v. Security Pacific Business Credit Corp., 892 F.2d 26 (4th Cir. 1989)

In re Mineral Hill Corp., 16 B.R. 687 (Bankr. D. Md. 1982)

In re 3700-3702 North Charles St., Land Ltd Partnership, 1 B.R. 309 (Bankr. D. Md. 1979)


Koch, MacFadyen and McGlade, MARYLAND FORECLOSURE AND REPOSSESSION  (National Business Institute 1999)

Koch, "For Richer for Poorer: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Maryland Divorce Lawyers", MARYLAND BAR JOURNAL  (March/April 1995)

Koch, Schumm, and Tsien, MARYLAND FORECLOSURE AND REPOSSESSION (National Business Institute 1994)

Koch, Kremen, and Schumm, PROTECTION OF SECURED INTERESTS IN BANKRUPTCY IN MARYLAND (National Business Institute 1991)

Koch, "Exemptions in Bankruptcy", Maryland Bar Journal (September/ October 1991)


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. 1979 with honors

Maryland Law Review

American Jurisprudence Awards for academic achievement

The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. with honors



American Association for Justice

Maryland Association for Justice

Maryland State Bar Association

Baltimore City Bar Association

Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review Committee

J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court

Admitted to the practice of law in all Maryland state and federal courts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit